Niceville, FL asked in Employment Law for Alabama

Q: Can a skilled nursing facility tell you that you have to start working 12hr shifts on all scheduled days?

I work at a skilled nursing facility in Alabama. And the DON of the facility sent out a text to all the CNA’s saying we have to start workin 12hr shifts on all our scheduled days, unless notified otherwise. Is that legal? This was sent to full time and part time employees.

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A: Your employer may increase your hours as described, but you should also make sure you're being properly paid for each hour worked. If you work more than 40 hours in a single, 7-day workweek, you should be paid overtime at a rate of one-and-one-half times your regular hourly rate for each hour worked over 40 in a workweek.

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